The STEP Australia 2019 Conference will be held at a luxury Brisbane hotel, The Stamford Plaza, commencing with a welcome drink’s reception on the evening.
Programme Focus This STEP Conference, bringing together leading minds in trusts and estates from across STEP Australia and beyond, is not to be missed. The programme is designed to enable practitioners to update their knowledge of recent developments, and to hear about cutting edge industry trends.The various presentations will review and comment on the challenges posed by current trends, including trustee’s indemnity and obligations, settlements, family provision, modern discretionary trusts, mutual wills, valuation of family entities, forgiveness of debts by will, estate administration & tax on disclaimer, and succession laws across Australia. Included in the programme isour Canadian expert who will give insight to ‘When the IRS’ long-arm reaches down under’.The programme also provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with Australian trust and estate practitioners. Speakers The Hon. Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Supreme Court of Queensland The Hon. Dyson Heydon AC QC, Eight Selborne Chambers, Sydney The Hon. Justice Roslyn Atkinson AO TEP, Supreme Court of Queensland The Hon. Justice Philip Hallen TEP, Supreme Court of New South Wales The Hon. Justice Rene Lucien Le Miere, Supreme Court of Western Australia His Honour Judge Bernard Porter QC TEP, District Court of Queensland Judicial Registrar Leonie Englefield TEP, Supreme Court of Victoria Dr. Bernard Walrut TEP, Murray Chambers, Adelaide Dr. Dan Morgan TEP, Inns of Court, Brisbane Carolyn Sparke QC TEP, Owen Dixon Chambers West, Melbourne David Marks QC TEP, Inns of Court, Brisbane Marsha-Laine Dungog, Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP, Canada Professor John Glover, RMIT University, Melbourne (read interview) Richard Williams TEP, Brisbane Chambers, Brisbane Simon Dalgarno FCA, Leadenhall Corporate Advisory, Adelaide Laura Geitz (Dinner Speaker), Former Player and Captain of the Australian National Netball Team